Saint – Sant – Sadguru
Saheb Shri Shree
(Lovingly called ‘PUJYA BAPA’)
Innate and self-realized Saint Jentiram Bapa is a disciple of incarnate Saint Shree Hariram Bapa. His worldly name is Shree Jentilal Chhaganlal Shilu, by cast Rajgor Brahmin (though Saint is above caste-creed and sect). Born on 29th October 1957 at Ghunada village of Jamnagar District in Saurashtra region of Gujarat. This small beautiful village surrounded by nature, has a population of 700 people, mainly Brahmins. This is where Bapa resides with his parents, wife, children and grandchildren. This village has also his Sadguru Bhagwan Hariram Bapa’s Samadhi Sthal and his place called “Ghunada Ashram”, now known as a memorial of Shree Hariram Bapa.
Enlightened Saint Jentiram Bapa, a NijPanthi Saint of Santmat or Gurumat and Ayachak by nature aged 50 years is a pleasant, frank, transparent and loving Saint. He engages himself during the day in meeting people, giving them brief talk sessions (Satsang) and discussing spiritual queries with visiting seekers and disciples. Many a times such sittings turnout very lively and full of humour.
Every night at around nine he addresses his disciples and loved ones with a Satsang for nearly 2 hours. These night sessions consist of his singing melodious Bhajans, Sakhis, Dohas, Chhandas, Chhappas, Paddas, Vyakhyan, Aadhyatmik Q and A etc. These Bhajans are written by various Saints from their own experiences and some of them are written by Param Pujya Bapa himself. He sings beautifully and also explains the inner meaning (Marma) of the Bhajans he sings. The sessions end up with Aarti-Pujan and Silence in his presence.
Bapa, when not at his village Ghunada, travels a lot mainly in Saurastra, Gujarat, Kutchh and Mumbai for reaching out to his disciples for Satsangs and meeting them. Bapa prefers to live in Mumbai for 3 to 4 months in a year and holds regular two/three session of Satsangs during the day at his Mumbai place (Baithak).
When at his village, Bapa has a very typical routine during the day which includes gardening, reading various books, having a long walk with some disciples in the village fields, replying to the letters and guiding the disciples, making notes, listening to bhajans, music, discourses etc., answering phones from disciples and his admirers all over the country and abroad. Occasionally he looks after the administrative work in general and guiding the young ones on the family and agricultural matters. Many a times he loves to sit under the shadow of the Banyan tree in his field for hours together in silence on a Charpai. In the evening he takes a walk in terrace with his Gedi (A special type of bamboo stick found in the forest of Barda Mountain in the Porbandar region) as if he is in conversation with “Param Chetna”.
When someone asks P.P.Bapa “How are you?” He usually replies “Mouj-e-Darya” (I am in the Oceanic Joy). “Jay Sadguru Saheb” – “Satnam Saheb Bandagi” are greeting words but preferably pujya bapa greet all by saying “Je Bhagwan” (Jay Bhagwan) is Abhiwadan (hallo word) to greet each other.Sadguru Jentiram Bapa’s “Je Bhagwan” to all of you.